Nice weekend. We kept Thanksgiving dinner simple. Priscilla came over. We had salmon and pumpkin pie (yes, punky) and some other things. It was all delicious.
I spent most of the weekend hunched over the computer working on my project for my writing class. The idea is to have a first draft by the end of class (Dec 14) and I was a little misdirected when I started so I had to backtrack and scrap about 10 pages and before that I was tweaking with the outline forever so I was already way behind but I cranked all weekend and I’m on page 51 which might be only halfway but I feel pretty good about it — not that it’s brilliant writing. It’s very first drafty – but I feel like I’m moving forward. I started my writing the minute I got up (at 6am) and I didn’t stop to eat or make a hot drink or any other distraction until after Noon each day. Yesterday I didn’t even eat until 3:30pm. Not wildly fun but the method works for me. By the afternoon I was fried and tried to do things that didn’t involve computers or reading.
We saw two movies: Frida which was fabulous — I liked it a lot more than I expected to. I thought the story was more of a bummer and it was going to a long tortured artist movie with her throwing crockery at her self-absorbed husband. She was tortured and things were thrown but really, it was good. We also saw Solaris which I didn’t hate. I’m not sure what I think about it. It was an interesting movie and which dealt with some heavy topics but I’m not sure the ending worked for me. I also watched my tape of Skinwalkers which was fabulous.
I’m going to try to crank out a quick Holiday Newsletter this week — we’ll see if I can cram in the time.